Katy Perry is, of course, one of the biggest pop stars on the planet. She continues to impress fans around the world with her performances, hit songs, and particularly music videos, one of which just set a huge record.
She just did something that no woman has ever done in terms of music video views in a competitive field that men tend to control, just like the rest of the music industry.
Perry’s music video for her single “Dark Horse” recently passed 1 billion views. This makes her the first woman to achieve that feat and only the third person to ever do it, quite an impressive statistic for anyone clearly when you think about how many music videos there are available to watch.
Guys. Wut. ?Dark Horse? has reached 1 BILLION views?! I seriously ?? ur ? balls & ur fingers for dem clicks…*heads back to the trap house*
— KATY PERRY (@katyperry) June 9, 2015
Katy Perry has a bit of competition with women for the achievement with people like Taylor Swift primarily, who’s “Blank Space” music video could have done the same thing. That video is getting up there as well, currently at #5 with more than 923 million.
However, Perry seems to be in control a bit with both the #3 and #4 spot, with “Roar” coming in at #4, earning more than 954 million views.
The top 3 female music videos sit behind a couple of seemingly unbeatable videos with Psy’s “Gangnam Style” somehow raking in 2.3 billion views and Justin Bieber’s smash hit “Baby” gaining 1.2 billion views.
Just to build it up even more or if you still haven’t seen it, check out “Dark Horse” below:
Perry may not be the only person with the impressive statistic soon with Shakira’s 2010 FIFA Wold Cup song “Waka Waka (This Time For Africa)” at #9 with 867 million, although it seems like views would have gone down over the years and wouldn’t be as popular now. Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass” rounds out the top 10 with 866 million.
Katy Perry just passed Taylor Swift for an incredible milestone in terms of women in pop music, although she has been a part of the genre longer. Does this mean she is more popular?